The best pizza? Yagottabekiddin.

Pub date August 4, 2008
WriterTim Redmond
SectionSF Blog

Forget the truffles, Bauer …

The Chron’s Michael Bauer claims to have found the six best pizza places in the Bay Area, and they are all so chi-chi I can’t imagine eating at any of them. Condsider this comment on Pizzaiolo:

The pizza I remember most fondly is topped with potatoes, fontina and truffles, but there are always several even further afield: delicate squash with Gorgonzola, or cherry tomatoes with squid and aioli.

No, no, no: You don’t put squash or squid and aioli on a pizza. You don’t put truffles on pizza, either.

You want the world’s best pizza? Here it is. I grew up eating it, I still know the phone number by heart, the guy who made me pizza when I was a kid still owns the place and there are no goddam squash or truffles or fontina (whatever the hell that is) in the place. I wish he delivered to Bernal Heights.

[Editor’s Note: PS — for the record, here are the Guardian’s favorite local pizza palaces, from our Feast guide of Fall 2007.]